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Pembroke Park

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Published January 17th 2011
Pembroke Park is located on Pembroke Road in Minto, and is regularly frequented by office workers seeking to take a break from the confines of an office block.

Located between the Streets Ice Cream Factory and the former Integral Energy Depot, Pembroke Park is an unlikely candidate for significant conservation efforts, nonetheless the park is a central focus of environmentalists and city planners operating in the area.

Consisting of approximately seven hectares, Pembroke Park is home not only to visitors on lunch-breaks but also contains an endangered cluster of ecological habitat known as the Cumberland Plain Woodland.

The Park is managed by Campbelltown City Council, with the central aim being the need to conserve the interesting plant-life that thrives in this comparatively urban area.

For this reason, Pembroke is only partially considered a park. While the area favoured by picnic-goers and young families boasts all the amenities that are necessary for a leisurely Saturday, including play equipment and bathrooms, the other half of the park is an artificial wetland.

Despite the ecological scrutiny of the park, visitors can be assured that they are able to take their dogs for a walk, bush-walk and take part in community events without being concerned about the impact that these actions may have on the environment. Nonetheless, when visiting, it is important to be mindful of the rich natural habitat that one is entering - and to avoid making more of a mark on the land than is absolutely necessary.
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Why? To see ecological wonders in an urban environment
Where: Pembroke Rd, Minto
Cost: Free
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